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Windows 7: Can't format external HDD, except to exFat and 'quick format' enabled

05 Sep 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

what about now? x) the cursor is still blinking but nothing happened

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05 Sep 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

should I leave it alone? I haven't stopped the process yet..
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05 Sep 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

It seems like a controller problem to me. Not the controller on the physical HDD but the controller that converts SATA to USB, those controllers, for some reason, are notorious for failing.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post

It shouldn't 'get stuck' just leave it alone and let it run, you'll get the info below when it finishes.

Then use Windows disk management to create and format the partition(s) you need.

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I don't mean to piggyback but is there a difference using diskpart in cmd vs. formatting the drive through Disk Management?
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06 Sep 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

probably you're right.. I can take apart my externa disk, and there is one controller thing (where you connect the usb and power supply) connected to the actual disk. Is there anyway I can replace it or use my actual disk in other way?
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 Can't format external HDD, except to exFat and 'quick format' enabled

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